HAFLONG, May 27 � The Dima Halam Daogah (Jewel) has sought suggestions and opinions on the proposed Dima Hasao Territorial Council and its Memorandum of Settlement (MoS) from all sections of people living in Dima Hasao irrespective of caste, creed and religion.
In this connection a well-attended meeting was held at Cultural Institute Hall on Sunday with David Dimasa, home secretary, DHD(J) in the chair. The meeting was attended by Niranjan Hojai, C-n-C, Danilel Dimasa, deputy C-n-C, DHD(J) Dethang Naiding, president, Jadikhe Naiso Hosom, (JNH), L K Nunisa, secretary, JNH, Kebaron Naiding, president, Dimasa Students� Union(DSU), Deepali Haphila, president, Dimasa Mothers� Association and several representatives from different communities living in the district.
Dethang Naiding who was part of the peace talks between the Government and DHD (J), narrated the demands of DHD (J) like upgradation of the existing autonomous council, direct funding etc. Naiding said the DHD(J) has surrendered their arms to the government to augment the peace process and for the all-round development of Dima Hasao and the MoS is almost ready.
He also appealed to the DHD (J) to maintain discipline while dealing with others. He further appealed to the people to raise their voice unitedly.
S Changsan appealed to the Dimasas to play an important role in maintaining brotherly relations among the various communities since they (Dimasas) are considered as the big brother of all the communities living in the district.
Kebaron Naiding suggested confidence building practices, people�s consensus and decentralisation since these can play a pivotal role in bringing peace and development for the people.
Niranjan Hojai in his speech said DHD was formed for development of the Dima Hasao and they have surrendered their arms only because the government assured them that it would solve their problems, and strive for all-round development of the district as well as the people of the district irrespective of caste, creed and religion. Hojai appealed to all organisations to shun violence and to join the mainstream for the sake of development.